Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pretty Pleats!!!

It's a new Your Next Stamp challenge this week ~ Pretty Pleats!!
You can pleat your ribbon, paper, fabric, etc...

I've used You Make My Heart Soar, which is from the YNS January Release.  (Have I mentioned how much I love collecting Valentine images?!?!)  When I saw this challenge I knew that I just had to try ribbon pleating.  My friend Alicia did a beautiful ribbon treatment awhile back and I couldn't wait for the opportunity to try it for myself.  She shared with me how she did it and it's VERY easy!!  

Alica's Instructions:
Place a strip of score tape or other strong adhesive to the paper where you want your ribbon to go.  Tuck the end of the ribbon to the back of the paper and then start making small pleats and stick them on.  One pleat to the left, one to the right - that way it looks more "fluffy".

The only thing I did differently was I adherd my score tape to the back of the ribbon instead.  And just started "pinching & squishing" the ribbon together.  

Can you believe that I actually drug out my beautiful and sadly neglected sewing machine and did a little stitching!!!  Yea Me!!!  :)  The image panel is popped up on foam tape for dimension.  

Please stop back later today for my 7 Kids College Fund Challenge sample!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

*  Your Next Stamp (You make my heart soar)
*  Basic Grey (Urban Prairie)
*  Rhinestones (
*  Foam Tape
*  Nestabilities (Oval & Scalloped Oval)
*  Ribbon (Unknown)
*  Copics  - RV34, RV32, R000, N0


~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful Wendy!!! You make such a basic image come alive in your projects! Love the pleating technique with your ribbon and so glad to see you blew the dust off your sewing machine again! Love the stitch that you used on this one!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, the pleating looks

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Wendy!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I adore your ribbon with the pleats! fantastic design and so pretty!! TFS! HUGS

Crystal said...

Gorgeous Wendy LOVE your ribbon girl!

Korin said...

This is so fabulous! I love that sweet image and your yummy ribbon treatment!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Wendy!! I just love the soft elegance of this card with the pleated ribbon. Gorgeous Valentine!

Paula said...

Amazing stitching & I love that pleating. The shading around the kite is so effective& I loe how the tail "tails" off.
Paula (PEP)

Denise Marzec said...

Oh WOWWWWW, that ruffled ribbon is FANTASTIC!

Anita said...

This is so pretty. I love that image and your dp is lovely. That ribbon is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tip on how to do it Wendy!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this one is pretty! Love the colors and the kite is a beauty! Ha, you have an Apple TV as well, great! But you can do a lot more with it than me, 'cause we can't watch online movies or tv shows with it here... they don't offer that yet in iTunes store, I hope soon! But love it this way as well!!

Hugs, Wendy

Faye said...

I love green and pink. I love the gorgeous ruffled ribbon. I love the pretty paper. I love the sweet image. I think it's safe to say I love it. Why on earth do you wasste your time visiting my cards?! xxx

Kate said...

I love the way you did the ribbon! Thanks for leaving the instructions. And I noticed your stitching right away too. What a lovely, lovely card!!

Kerri said...

This is so pretty! I love all your stitching *wink* and that gorgeous ribbon!

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